Monday, January 24, 2011

Coconut Rice with Fenugreek Leaves.

Coconut Rice is staple in south indian home.Be it a lunch box or a special occasion,coconut rice comes in handy and easy to put together.Last week i was prepping for making coconut rice and i saw a bunch of fenugreek leaves sitting in my fridge.So decided to pair these two made a tasty rice.It came out really good my hubby who was not so fond of greens didnt have a clue and ate all up. Try this and you will be hooked.I have tried with mango rice and it came really good.

Ingredients :
1.Rice : 2 cup(cooked)
2.Coconut : 1 cup Grated(Fresh or Frozen)
3.fenugreek Leaves : 1/2 bunch(Pluck leaves wash and cut)
4.Jeera : 2tsp
5.mustard Seeds :1tsp
6.Ginger : 1tsp grated
7.Green chilli : 1 slit lenghtwise
8. Pepper Powder : 1/2tsp
9.Red Chilli : 1
10.Ghee/Oil : 1tbsp
11.Coriander Leaves : a few(for garnish)
12.Curry Leaves : a few
13.Salt : as taste

In a kadai,heat oil/ghee,add the mustard seeds,Jeera Seeds.
When it crackle,lower the heat and add the red chilli,ginger,green chill,curry leaves and asafoetida.Fry for 30 secs.
Add the fenugreek leaves and fry till it wilts.
Add the grated coconut and fry till it gives a nice aroma and add the pepper powder.
Add the rice, salt and mix well.
Adjust the salt and pepper and enjoy!!

Keep the ingredients ready when you start heating the kadai.
Best paired with roasted potatoes and chips.
I served with potatoes and dal.



  1. Adding fenugreek leaves to coconut rice sounds absolutely interesting and healthy..awesome!

  2. Healthy and delicious rice,loved the addition of fenugreek leaves.

  3. healthy twist-- pass the tray please !

  4. Great combination of rice with fenugreek. Very simple yet looks so tasty.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. looks delicious. Nice addition of coconut and fenugreek leaves.

  6. Coconut and fenugreek.. very interesting and healthy :)

  7. Loved d addition of methi to coconut rice..I do it in the other way,I add coconut milk to the methi pulav and I love the flavors of it...

  8. wow love this twist coconu rice with fenugreek leaves must try...

  9. Sooo good bookmarking it :)

    US Masala

  10. tempting rice....lovely pics...first time here..u have a lovely blog....following u

  11. Wow Swapna this is really creative dish. Coconut rice is all time fav but loved the green in it.

  12. First time here....
    coconut rice with fenugreek leaves sounds interesting...
    glad to follow u.....

  13. Coconut rice is one my hubby's fav dish. And that paired with fenugreek leaves is something i never thought of. Looks yum:)

  14. nice flavoured rice...looks so good

  15. two beautifully flavourful combination looks great :)

  16. Wow!!! Loved this flavorful and delicious rice.

  17. Great image and wonderful dish! Love this anytime! Happy to follow your posts :)

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

  18. good flavour of methi leaves delicious and healthy

  19. Luckily for me everyone at home likes greens.. but this is a great idea! Hope to try it sometime.